I faintly recall a few epic screaming fights about money, about how my mother was spending too much (to be fair, she was completely clueless about money because it involved math so she shied away from it completely), and how there wasn’t enough money to keep living like this, and yet my father only still continued to work part-time, at a minimum wage job.
Other than that, we didn’t talk about money as a family. I didn’t know what happened to it when it came in (did it come in?), where it went, what we had to pay for..
We always had a grumble from my father if we wanted to go out to eat (we had no idea remember), or if we wanted things.
I think had they just told us the truth it would have been better. But I probably would have judged them harder, wondering why the hell my father wasn’t working more if we didn’t have money and my mother was in school.
Aren’t parents supposed to be selfless? A good lesson learned I guess. Parents are not who you think they are, they’re only human.
Water under the bridge I guess.
Did your parents fight about money?
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